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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 15, 2007 3:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot button issue

i am in total agreement with you lobster - it was bobby's comments that left the most sour taste in my mouth. like others have said - torrents etc give us all what we need. i feel no need to buy into "the product" anymore. and if it all stopped right now????? i have more than i could ever listen to. they shot themselves in the foot and will have to live with it. i dont. honestly, i have no friggin idea how many gigs i have of their shows. i still have about 40 - 60 unzipped in my hardrive - i am saturated.

so yes, in a way, i am still boycotting - just because i dont need their "machine" anymore. why waste my money (and i know that is why the did it). too little to late - pandora's box has been opened for years

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 15, 2007 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot button issue

I now assume that Rhino bought the GD Vault rights as a long-term investment. I am not sure how it might pay off, but it may.

There is an entire universe of really great/important text, audio and video that, due to copywright law, has been stashed in the dusty corners of damp attics and basements for decades. Completly neglected and out of sight. Now, much of this material has become Public Domain, and it is important that it is preserved. That's what's REALLY going on here at Archive. It's all about media which has been for all intents and purposes lost or locked-away. Truly rare stuff.

As far as GD goes. The task of archiving was conquered long ago. In large part by fans. So, someday Bob, when the legacy becomes more important than the $$, the Boys will be very happy w/ their descision to allow taping and trading.

This would be a non-issue if folks didn't love GD so damn much. I guess for Bob(and others) it was bit too much. I believe they will see that clearly as they advance in age.

If it was $30/Dick's Pick, my kids would be hearin alot less GD and VERY little Jerry.

Thanks to all of you here who have helped to preserve the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead.

This post was modified by high flow on 2007-10-15 22:53:45

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Poster: barongsong Date: Oct 15, 2007 10:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot button issue

I agree with High Flow. I think the Dead should have stuck to there guns and allow the free flow of music to continue it's symbiotic course. If you think about it, the effect of removing the SBD's on Archive achieved nothing but to alienate their fans. I do buy GDP stuff and I especially enjoy the video releases they come out with but like Jerry always said there are other ways to make money on music besides selling albums.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 15, 2007 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot button issue

totally echoed here my friend